Microsoft Outlook 2003 is part of the Microsoft Office. It can be used
as a time-tracking tool, with calendar, contacts and tasks as well as a full
To start Outlook using the Windows Start menu
Click on the Start button, point to Programs, following by
Microsoft Office and click on Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.
Note: For Office previous version of Office - Click on the Start button,
point to Programs and click on Microsoft Outlook.
Immediately you will see the screen shown below.
The Outlook window contains a number of standard features including the Menu
bar, Standard toolbar and Web toolbar. The Microsoft Outlook 2003 Environment
The Outlook 2003 contains
three major panes as shown here:
Navigation pane is located in the left side of the screen allow you to
navigate between different folders.
The folder pane located in the middle of the screen, you can select the
folder that you wish to view. Reading Pane, which by default is on the right side of the screen. It is
the place for you to view/read the content. The Navigation Pane
The Navigation Pane is new in Outlook 2003,
it replaces the Outlook bar. To view it, from the View menu, click
The Navigation Pane area holds the Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes,
Folder List, Shortcuts and Journal icons.
By right-clicking on any of the icons in the Navigation Pane, a pop-up menu
By selecting Navigation Pane Options will open the Navigation Pane
Options dialog box as shown here:
Tick on the particular box will enable you to choose which buttons to show
in the pane.
Using the Move Up and Move Down button you can change the
order of the buttons.